According to the Lexington County Coroner’s Report obtained by RadarOnline.com, Bonner, 30, passed away at 8:51pm on August 2, 2018.
The manner of death is suicide and the cause is single gunshot wound to the head. The mechanism of death is a laceration of the brain.
“I called for EMS to respond to the park,” the report stated. “I then accessed the extent of James’ injuries and found that I was unable to render aid.”
Capt. Adam Myrick, the Public Information Officer for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, told RadarOnline.com. “As we await information from the coroner’s report on Mr. Bonner’s death, we are not seeking any persons of interest or suspects as part of our continuing work on the case.”
A friend of Bonner's exclusively told RadarOnline.com, "Everyone is doing as well as expected. Everyone is still in shock of course. The family isn't really talking to people."
Bonner has been one of the most successful participants of the show.
After losing his leg in a car accident in 2013, he turned to food and alcohol, reaching 650 pounds.
He dieted, exercised and underwent lap band surgery. He also maintained his sobriety. Bonner was in the 200-pound range before his passing.
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